Latin American Cultural Week

Launched in November 2006, Latin American Cultural Week (LACW) is a New York City-wide annual festival, showcasing the richness and
variety of the cultures of Latin America, the Caribbean and Spain.
Partnering with organizations and artists from around the world, LACW is presented throughout the city’s five boroughs, and its goal is to present the highest quality art and artists to the broadest cross-section of the community. LACW provides a platform for increased visibility and recognition of Latin American, Caribbean and Spanish artistry and encourages people of all ethnic backgrounds to respect, recognize and be enriched by the unique talents and treasures that every culture has to offer in the areas of music, dance, visual, performing arts, film, literature and theatre.

Office of the City of New York Proclamations 2010 & 2012

Michael R. Bloomberg, Mayor of the City of New York, in recognition of this exiting Annual Tradition proclaim November 10th – 17th, 2010 and November 9th – 19th, 2012 in the city of New York as:  “NYC Latin American Cultural Week”

Proclamation 2010
Proclamation 2012

Office of the Manhattan Borough President City of New York, 2012

Scott M.  Stringer, President of the Borough of Manhattan, commend and congratulate Pan American Musical Art Research, Inc for the tremendous contributions to New York and declares November 9th – 19th, 2012, “7th Annual Latin American Cultural Week” in the Borough of Manhattan.

Proclamation 2012

“I hope your Latin American Cultural Week went well. Your program weaved together a varied and immensely interesting number of offerings”.

Arian Blanco, Program Director, NYC Council of the Arts

“Re LACW 2018: What a Wonderful, Brillant idea. BRAVO!”

Jose Serebrier, Multiple Grammy-award winning Uruguayan-born conductor

“Dear Polly, You deserve many honors for all you have done forming PAMAR and the festival and promoting latin music and exchange for so many years. With best wishes for your many performances! Abrazos, Barbara”

Barbara Oldham, Director of Quintet of the Americas

Get Connected